Suicide Squad might be taking a critical beating in North America, but the first day of overseas grosses has been nothing but positive. The ensemble super-villain pic brought in $8.1 million from 7 markets on Wednesday, including a $2.9 million debut from 732 screens in South Korea. The Korean debut is the second biggest opening day of all time for Warner Bros., the biggest August opening day of all time for a U.S. film, the fourth biggest bow for a superhero flick, and the biggest debut for stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the market.
Elsewhere, Suicide Squad opened at $2.7 million on 667 screens in France (including previews), claiming 53% of the Top 5 market share. Sweden also performed strongly, with a $564k bow from 147 screens and 53% share of the Top 5 films in the market.
Suicide Squad expands to three additional ket markets today: Russia, Australia, and Brazil.